Above the city
in sleepy-headed Spring morn’
birdsong, air force jets
n.b. You would have thought the North Sea was room enough to play in. Why don’t you fly off out there and look for Russian naval ships?
And now the car park curator with the leaf blower. Merde! I can barely hear the jets I was moaning about. What is wrong with using a yard brush with its regular, human rhythm, the sound of birch twigs sweeping a granular surface, jointly calming and healthy exercise?
n.n.b. I miscounted the days. This is Day 47. Thanks for your understanding y’all x
through cold rain by power lines
skylarks start singing
n.b. For HC
Woken by the first alarm calls at territorial intrusions, alerts and disputes of airspace and protection of nests at 04:45h.
Then disturbed again at 05:17h by shouting from a distant street. A man’s raised voice echoes through the break of day. Again from closer at 05:32, yet still a way from here. Is he heard by others? What ails him? It sounds like anger.
Is he wandering the city alone? Is someone else at risk? How did this start? How will it end, as it must?
The city is bounded by rivers. Banked up inside their curves, the sprawl of the urban is curtailed and it takes no time to escape into open farmland.
Further on is protected woodland and a lake (“broad”) that was formed from industrial era excavations. Both pleasant locations for exercise.
Every square inch of land is managed, clearly designated as recreational, industrial, residential, commercial, farming, military, conservation, transport, or the ominously labelled developmental land use.
Those who own land are well represented in Parliament, the House of Lords and Buckingham Palace. All changes pass through these vested powers slowly and grudgingly.
What do we need a say in land use for now commons land is an anachronism? Move along people, nothing to see here.
Walking for three hours compensated for a day at my desk yesterday.
The lake is frozen.
If you’re looking for easy
metaphors, use this
n.b. Nice of nature to get on board with the program at last. Now everyone around here knows what we homo sapiens are experiencing.
That beastly howling
stopped and let the snow flakes fall
up as well as down